Freshwater Bay Boat Launch

Port Angeles, Washington

The beach at the Freshwater Bay boat launch is part of Freshwater Bay County Park. In addition to boating (small boats only), visitors to the park can enjoy fishing, beachcombing, crabbing, birdwatching, and picnicking. There are restrooms and picnic areas at this location. The lower picnic area, concrete launch ramp, and beach access are open all year. The upper picnic area is only open from May through September.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Puget Soundkeeper Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
9°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Freshwater Bay Boat Launch is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. This is a fecal indicator bacterium that has been shown to have a high correlation with swimmer related illnesses. Three samples are collected at knee depth from across the beach to give an average and more accurately represent the risk of swimming at the beach.

The samples are then delivered to a state-accredited laboratory for analysis and results are available within 24-36 hours.

During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Freshwater Bay Boat Launch

Port Angeles, Washington

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Puget Soundkeeper Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
9°C
Clear

The beach at the Freshwater Bay boat launch is part of Freshwater Bay County Park. In addition to boating (small boats only), visitors to the park can enjoy fishing, beachcombing, crabbing, birdwatching, and picnicking. There are restrooms and picnic areas at this location. The lower picnic area, concrete launch ramp, and beach access are open all year. The upper picnic area is only open from May through September.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Freshwater Bay Boat Launch is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. This is a fecal indicator bacterium that has been shown to have a high correlation with swimmer related illnesses. Three samples are collected at knee depth from across the beach to give an average and more accurately represent the risk of swimming at the beach.

The samples are then delivered to a state-accredited laboratory for analysis and results are available within 24-36 hours.

During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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